Bars & Grills

Bars & Grills

April 22nd, 2012 in Dish2012

The Carnivore Stuffed Sandwich at The Terminal is packed with Italian sausage, pepperoni, ham and cheeses.

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AVERAGE MEAL PRICES

$: $10 and under

$$: $10 to $15

$$$: $15 and up

Casual dining in a fun-loving atmosphere is the stock in trade of Chattanooga's bars and grills. If you're craving a burger and a beer, here's your road map to bliss.

Bud's Sports Bar

5751 Brainerd Road

499-9878

The atmosphere is casual, but the food offerings range from typical bar fare such as potato skins and fried pickles to near-gourmet offerings, including ribeye and pan-seared tilapia. Also, don't miss the "nearly famous wings." $

Chattanooga Billiard Club

110 Jordan Road, 499-3883, and 725 Cherry St., 267-7740

Rack up a plate of good food at Chattanooga's favorite billiards hall, which is open until 3 a.m. Chicken fingers and burgers join a fully stocked bar with a wide variety of beers on tap and in bottles to keep players satiated during marathon pool or dart sessions. A fully stocked AVA cigar bar occupies the club's downstairs level. $$

Fireside Grille

3018 Cummings Highway

821-9898

A cozy place known for its filets, this grill is a nice addition to the Lookout Valley community with a full bar and a weekly karaoke session. $$

Fox and Hound Pub and Grille

2040 Hamilton Place Blvd.

490-1200

You'll find fish and chips alongside dishes with a more domestic slant at this local branch of a national chain of Old English-style pubs. The menu also includes choices such as Jamaican chicken, pastas and pizza. $$

Hair of the Dog Pub

334 Market St.

265-4615

Looks like an English pub and tastes like one, too. Babe the Blue Ox burger is the signature burger and for good reason -- the flavor is remarkable. Head upstairs for a game of pool or darts and have your beer delivered via a wooden dumbwaiter. $

Lamar's

1018 E. M.L. King Blvd.

266-0988

Chicken wings, chicken fingers and fried chicken are the specialty of this staple late-night watering hole, but salads, jumbo shrimp and club sandwiches are available to satisfy a midnight snacking urge. Prepare to be wowed by the velvet lining the walls. $

Midtown Music Hall

818 Georgia Ave.

757-9168

Situated at the opposite end of Patten Parkway from nightlife newcomer Honest Pint, Midtown features great pizza, quesadillas, wings and burgers. A weekly slate of live music offerings keeps things interesting on the weekends, and plasma TVs make it a great place to watch sports, too. $

Roy's Grill

116 Chickamauga Blvd., Rossville

706-956-8317

Corner diner with a 1950s atmosphere offers "signature" dishes including a bologna burger, chicken fingers and fries, Philly cheese steak, super burger and a veggie sub as well as nine other sandwiches, plus daily specials, salads, chili and homemade milkshakes. $$

The Terminal Brewhouse

6 E. 14th St.

752-8090

Try several craft beers, including seasonal offerings, brewed in-house in this hip, restored landmark at the intersection of downtown and the bustling Southside neighborhood. The menu includes offerings such as steaks, burgers, stuffed sandwiches and generous sampler platters. $$

Top Of The Dock

5600 Lake Resort Terrace

876-3636

This venue's motto is "Where it's always 5 o'clock," a claim lived up to by daily drink specials, great food and an excellent view of Chickamauga Lake. The restaurant also offers a pair of dance floors for those struck by the mood to move. $$